Monday, February 17, 2014

I discovered a new artist that I am really digging. How sweet are these little love bird pins and flower earrings! So sweet! Go check out her shop on Etsy!!!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Leading Lines

Our project this week was leading lines, I still have a few more to do, but happy with the outcome. 

Friday, February 7, 2014

Brain Exploding

2014 has started with a creative pow! Still working at trying to focus my creativity toward one direction. It is not working. Started photography full throttle, my little etsy shop is buzzing, so lots of jewelry making. As of last night I have start art journaling. My piece is almost done. Maybe at some point my talents will narrow down and I can focus on one medium. Until then I will happily skip from one to another. For photography I joined a group called project 52, it is taking me out of my box. The first one is from a theme of low light.
Low Light

This is negative space.

And smell.

Monday, June 3, 2013

Finding Time

So.... most of you that read this might think I am ADD.  Well I am pretty sure you are correct because I am now adding backyard chicken raising, to my repertoire. I am pretty sure I am crazy. My friend says it is because I am done having kids, maybe she is correct since she has acquired a new kitten and a bunny since her husband was "fixed". To be honest, I am not sure what drives me. I am sure my swedish farmer ancestors are as proud as punch that someone in the family still secretly has an innate desire to be a farmer....or so I hope. Well  without further ado I must introduce the girls....or so I hope the girls!

I named them after my grandmother's sisters....I hope they are not rolling in their graves.









Friday, March 8, 2013

I have a winner!!!

I have a winner! I had so much fun with this giveaway thank you everyone for entering. It was a little nerve wracking at first, but hopefully now that I have done it, I will do it again....soon! So reading the comments that everyone posted made me laugh and made me feel a little bad too. I am just as guilty as everyone else is when it comes to buying myself frivolous items. I wanted so badly to be able to give a necklace to here is the deal. Anyone that entered in my contest can get the necklace in the giveaway for 40% off so basically for $23.70 + shipping($2.50). Just email me at and make sure to give me the name you used to enter the contest and I will set up a custom listing on etsy just for you. You guys rock, thanks for supporting me! Oh and drum roll....the winner is .................. .......... Alison Mecom!!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My First Giveaway Squeee!

Doing my first giveaway!!!! I am raffling this great necklace that seems to have gotten really popular really fast. Makes a great gift and an even better Mother's Day Gift! Check it out in my etsy shop for further questions. I can can do up to 4 plates or as few as 1...totally up to you!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, February 22, 2013

Lapidary, Casting, Oh My!

In a chaotic moment brought on by my lovely children, I decided to sign up for community outreach class offered by the local community college.  They offered advanced jewelry and lapidary and casting....I figured since there is nothing advanced about my jewelry knowledge, I chose lapidary. I had zero expectations out of this class, more than anything it gave me some alone time from the kids. I never expected to be hooked after my first class! OMG, I had soooo much fun. The class is four hours long and once a week for six weeks. The class consisted mostly retired folks(I think 4 in total) and everyone signed up pretty much so they could use the equipment. They needed little teaching, so basically I had a personal teacher just helping me. After this one class I was ready to buy lapidary equipment! Ok, I have to recover from all the silver I have bought and not to mention the camera equipment. Oh and did I mention this class only cost $106? So worth it. Anyway I chose to start with polishing stones. I cut them in the shape I wanted and sanded and polished them. Maybe next week I will cast a pendant for one of these stones? Good thing I have a bunch of silver lying around! ;)